All Photos(1)




apo-Transferrin human

powder, ≥98% (agarose gel electrophoresis)

Sign Into View Organizational & Contract Pricing

Human transferrin, Siderophilin
CAS Number:
EC Number:
MDL number:

biological source


Quality Level


≥98% (agarose gel electrophoresis)



mol wt

76-81 kDa

Iron content



cell culture | mammalian: suitable


HIV and HBsAg, source material tested negative


H2O: 50 mg/mL

UniProt accession no.

shipped in

wet ice

storage temp.


Gene Information

human ... TF(7018)

Looking for similar products? Visit Product Comparison Guide

General description

Apo-transferrin human is a glycoprotein, possessing homologous carboxyl and amino domain. Both the domain binds to one molecule of iron. Only 30% of transferrin is saturated with iron in the amino domain. Apo-transferrin in human is encoded by the gene TF which is localized on human chromosome 3q22.1.


Apo-Transferrin human has been used:
  • to determine the competitive binding of bismuth to albumin and transferrin by fast performance liquid chromatography (FPLC)
  • to study titanium-transferrin complex by electrochemical method
  • in the preparation of transferrin solution and in the formation of conjugates with ruthenium-complexes for cellular viability studies

Biochem/physiol Actions

Apo-transferrin is an iron transport protein. The concentration of transferrin in blood plasma is about 35 μM. Transferrin also functions in the transport of therapeutic, diagnostic and toxic ions like Ga3+, Ru3+ and Al3+. Polymorphism in TF gene has pathological implications in Parkinson′s disease.
Apo-transferrin is required for the survival and differentiation of oligodendroglial cells.

Other Notes

Non-heme iron-transport protein.


Similar to T 2252


RESEARCH USE ONLY. This product is regulated in France when intended to be used for scientific purposes, including for import and export activities (Article L 1211-1 paragraph 2 of the Public Health Code). The purchaser (i.e. enduser) is required to obtain an import authorization from the France Ministry of Research referred in the Article L1245-5-1 II. of Public Health Code. By ordering this product, you are confirming that you have obtained the proper import authorization.

Storage Class

11 - Combustible Solids



Certificates of Analysis (COA)

Search for Certificates of Analysis (COA) by entering the products Lot/Batch Number. Lot and Batch Numbers can be found on a product’s label following the words ‘Lot’ or ‘Batch’.

Already Own This Product?

Documents related to the products that you have purchased in the past have been gathered in the Document Library for your convenience.

Visit the Document Library

Difficulty Finding Your Product Or Lot/Batch Number?

Product numbers are combined with Pack Sizes/Quantity when displayed on the website (example: T1503-25G). Please make sure you enter ONLY the product number in the Product Number field (example: T1503).


Product Number
Pack Size/Quantity

Additional examples:





enter as 1.000309185)

Having trouble? Feel free to contact Technical Service for assistance.

Lot and Batch Numbers can be found on a product's label following the words 'Lot' or 'Batch'.

Aldrich Products

  • For a lot number such as TO09019TO, enter it as 09019TO (without the first two letters 'TO').

  • For a lot number with a filling-code such as 05427ES-021, enter it as 05427ES (without the filling-code '-021').

  • For a lot number with a filling-code such as STBB0728K9, enter it as STBB0728 without the filling-code 'K9'.

Not Finding What You Are Looking For?

In some cases, a COA may not be available online. If your search was unable to find the COA you can request one.

Request COA


Understand how transferrin affects serum-free cell culture systems, crucial for biomanufacturing heterologous proteins like monoclonal antibodies.

Our team of scientists has experience in all areas of research including Life Science, Material Science, Chemical Synthesis, Chromatography, Analytical and many others.

Contact Technical Service